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Oct. 4, 2001

Outstanding ULM alumni honored at Homecoming dinner

This year's recipient of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Association Golden Arrow Award is former president of the ULM Alumni Association, Lawrence White.

The presentation, honoring a ULM Alumnus who distinguishes himself through service to the university, was made Thursday evening at the annual Alumni Dinner as part of Homecoming 2001 festivities.
The Golden Arrow Award was established in 1981 by the Alumni Association to recognize outstanding alumni who have served the ULM Alumni Association and their local chapter.

White is a 1970 and 1972 graduate of ULM with a BS degree in Accounting and an MBA. He is a CPA in Winnfield, Louisiana, and is married to the former Glenda Smith White, also an ULM Alum.
Director of the ULM Alumni Association, Pam Shepherd, says, "We are proud to give Lawrence this award because during his time as a board member and officer with the Alumni Association, Lawrence has been a strong advocate for the whole University, not just the Alumni Association."

White has many accomplishments stemming from his time with the Alumni Association. One of those is his responsibility for the Alumni Association's lifetime membership initiative and his active role in student recruitment. White has also been a dutiful supporter of the 31 Ambassadors, the Annual Fund, Friends of the Library and the Athletic Scholarship Foundation.White is also involved in the community through Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club.

President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Lawson L. Swearingen, Jr., says of White, "Lawrence has had an extraordinary impact on his alma mater not only through his leadership with the Alumni Association but even more so with his leadership in Winn Parish. Lawrence and his wife, Glenda, have both been champions of any endeavors pertaining to ULM in their area. They have been at the forefront in that part of the state and have played a key role in the recruitment of many outstanding students. Lawrence is most deserving of this special recognition."

There were two other winners at the Alumni Dinner. The Alumni Chapter of the Year Award went to the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter with Todd Landrum as their president. The Dallas Forth Worth Chapter has the highest percentage of Active Alumni out of any other chapters.

The ULM Service Award was presented to Dee Jones who is Assistant Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research of the College of Business Administration. Jones has been actively involved with the University and the community through various service projects. Through her church, the Employee Activity Committee, and extensive data collection on behavioral health risks facing Louisiana residents, her work has touched many lives marking her a deserving recipient of the ULM Service Award.

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